Dengue Fever: Symptoms, Causes and Prevention – Are Australians at Risk?

In the past years, Australia has seen an increase in dengue cases. This can be caused by a number of factors, but according to the federal Health Department, the primary cause is the increase in the number of travels taken by locals to Southeast Asia. What is Dengue? Dengue is a viral disease found in different parts of the world. The disease comes from a mosquito, specifically the Aedes aegypti mosquito, when it bites a person with its virus. There are four kinds of dengue viruses and a person who…

Health and Social Media: Do Not Believe Everything You Read

Social media has grown by leaps and bounds in the past decade. Today, a simple post can generate enough following and spur a revolution. Social media platforms have improved the way we communicate with each other while also building friendships along the way. However, it is not the best source when it comes to certain things. For instance, health is a fundamental right of everyone. When it comes to health matters, the internet is never the best source of reliable and credible information. Well, at least, not those on social…

7 Ways Sauna Makes You Healthier

Most people hate being in a place that is very hot and humid. But if you confine such humidity and warmth within a small room, you will notice vast improvements in your health and wellbeing. Such is the concept behind saunas. From the near-Arctic conditions of Scandinavia to the cold climates of Japan, people go to saunas to enjoy their many health benefits. And while Australia is already a hot and humid place, there are still those that provide a sauna experience that’s worthy of the world’s best. Here are…

5 Health Benefits Of The Surfing Lifestyle

With a number of health benefits that come along with surfing, there is no surprise that it is so popular with so many people. With the surfing community being welcoming to everyone, it is possible to grab your surfboard and your wetsuit and head to your local surf school to begin enjoying the sport. In this article, we are going to give you 5 of the main benefits of the surfing lifestyle to help you keep both your mind and body healthy. Stress Relief One of the biggest benefits of…

Essential Nutrition Facts Every Person In Their 60’s Should Know

It seems like there is an overload of nutritional advice available now. We know more about nutrition and proper health choices now than ever before, but still, have to make daily decisions between heavily processed or completely organic options. Let’s cut through the fluff; here are the essential facts on nutrition that specifically impact people over 60. You Need Fewer Calories and More Nutrients The common myth is that as you age your metabolism declines. That’s not true for everyone, as you’ve probably learned in your 60 or more years…

Skincare, Stretches and Smiles – Simple Ways to Look and Feel Healthier

We all want to look and feel our best. That said, staying fit and well while keeping up with the demands of modern life is challenging. There’s so much to squeeze into each day and balance – work, kids, study, chores, life admin and more.  It often seems that when you achieve perfect equilibrium in life something is just waiting around the corner to throw it out of whack again! So, if you’re feeling the pressure and trying to stay well and look great, you’re not alone. Thankfully, there are…

Towards a Healthy Body

Do you usually promise yourself you will start a new diet this year? Thousands around the world make the same pledge every year. Sadly, many people change their diets to be thinner, rather than healthier. Would you like to eat healthier food and feel better? Don’t worry, you will not starve. Changing your diet does not mean cutting on everything you like. It is about adopting a healthy lifestyle. Here is what you should definitely include in your life: Avocados Sometimes called “green gold”, avocados are fruits that contain healthy…

When is the Best Time to Take Vitamins?

When you were a kid, your parents would always remind you to drink your vitamins. Back then, it was hard to understand what vitamins would do to your body. You might even have thought that they had no effect on you. But as you grow older, you realise that drinking vitamins regularly help keep illnesses at bay. So when is the best time to drink vitamins? The Importance of Drinking Vitamins Before you stock up on vitamins, you should understand why it’s important in the first place. In the country,…